Deforestation in the Amazon is not an unsolvable challenge and it certainly isn’t an unfamiliar problem. Brazil knows what it must do to undo the current tragic scenario.
Few are pleased by the final document produced at COP26. It is ambiguous in several aspects and it sets the world astray from the goal of keeping the temperature increase below 1.5ºC.
Creating global governance and a legal system that can charge companies and governments for climate collapse was not a priority at the summit.
Zeroing deforestation is perfectly possible and will bring immediate benefits to Brazil and the world. However, the state, municipal, and federal governments need to act together with the judiciary and Congress for this commitment to be effective.
The Senate scheduled for the last day of COP26 a public hearing about Bills that go in the opposite direction of Brazil’s commitments in the conference. The carriage taken to Glasgow could turn into a pumpkin.
Deforestation is responsible for almost 40% of Brazil’s emissions, which increased by 9.5% in 2020 according to a SEEG report.
The world has already faced and overcome a global environmental crisis: the hole in the ozone layer. What this triumph can teach us about stopping climate collapse.
The transition to a low-carbon economy involves structural changes that require a new governance system. This is one of the most important points of the Climate Summit.
Check out what is happening at the COP26 regarding the Amazon.
There is no easier, cheaper, and faster way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions than to end the deforestation of tropical forests. And the added benefits are worth billions of dollars.